Benny Di Massa

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Benny D
Birth name Benny Di Massa
Born London
Occupation(s) Producer/Songwriter/Musician
Instruments Drums/Guitar
Associated acts Cocteau Twins

Benny Di Massa (born 25 April 1963) is an English musician and producer. He has played drums for several bands in his early career including Cocteau Twins.[1]

Benny D is the CEO and Producer/Songwriter at Powerstudio, which is based at 12 Cock Lane in Central London. He has worked with a host of top names at his London recording studio including Stormzy, Boy George, Kylie, Plan B, Robbie Williams, Paloma Faith and Depeche Mode.[2]

Powerstudio offers services including mixing, mastering, production, marketing, PR and film production. In 2010 Benny D composed music for the film Baby which won a British Independent Film Award nomination.

Benny D founded the London Artist Development programme which aims to take emerging artists to the next level. Artists to have participated in the scheme include The Puppini Sisters, Frankie Cocozza, Kye Sones and Max Milner.

In 2013, Benny D accepted an invitation to be on the judging panel for the Isle of Wight Festival Unsigned Competition from promoter, John Giddings.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Option. Sonic Options Network. 1996-01-01. 
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2007-10-06). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Jim (11 March 1994). "Cocteau Twins ride wave a bit too long". Boston Globe. Boston, MA. 
  4. ^ Gimarc, George (2005). Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide To Underground Rock, 1970-1982. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. p. 375. ISBN 0-87930-848-6. 
  5. ^ Norman, Tony (16 April 1994). "Cocteau twins get on track with 'Cafe'". Pittsburg, PA. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  6. ^ Phalen, Tom (25 March 1994). "The Cocteau Twins Open The Door To Their Music". Seattle Times.